Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. BDS upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said, “U.S. courts have protected the right of individuals to participate in boycotts as a form of political protest. The same protection applies to the right to advocate or oppose BDS."
The Council of the University of Cape Town, Africa's top university, votes to reserve the right to disassociate itself from academic institutions that support or enable, directly or indirectly, the violation of human rights.
Pitzer College faculty, students and staff voted overwhelmingly to suspend a study abroad program with Haifa University over Israel’s discriminatory policies against Palestinians. In an anti-democratic move, Pitzer's president vetoed the motion.
The Colombian bookstore chain Panamericana canceled its contract with the private security company G4S, following a campaign in which customers asked Panamericana to drop G4S due to complicity with Israeli crimes in Palestine.
UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn renewed his calls for Britain to cease arms sales to Israel after a UN report last week that Israeli army’s actions against Palestinian protesters in Gaza’s Great March of Return could amount to war crimes.
Following a period of campaigning, Tayside Pension Fund no longer invests local authority pension funds in Bank Hapoalim, an Israeli bank that operates and finances state infrastructure within illegal settlements upon occupied Palestinian land.